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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. my relationship with kevin has been positive from the beginning, you know, we don't agree on everything, but at the same token we do it in a very respectful way. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures, but we are now starting from square one. there are going to be a lot of negotiations yet to come. there's going to be a lot of push and pull. i don't think we have a final determination as to what all of the elements are going to be to get us through this process, but it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there is going to be pain for a lot of different people, but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. there are a lot of positive things that are now happening. there are things that are in queue that will happen in 2014 and once again we all need to get into the same boat, pull together, as tough as it is going to be, it's important for the future of the city that we get this behind u
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
at hyperion, what was once raw sewage is clean enough to release into santa monica bay. other cities and towns release treated wastewater, or effluent, into local rivers, lakes, and streams. as it flows downstream, additional cities may capture it for drinking water, consume it, and treat the water again. in other words, the water coming out of a wastewater treatment plant often enters the watershed, flows into intakes of drinking water treatment plants, and eventually finds its way right back to our faucets. it takes huge investments to ensure that wastewater and drinking water treatment plants function properly to maintain a safe water supply. we made the initial investments in the plants and the pipes. but once we accomplished that, there was this great recognition that we had a series of issues associated with wet weather conditions. storm events where, all of a sudden, you're dealing with a lot of water. narrator: large amounts of rainwater can cause flooding. engineers developed two approaches to stormwater infrastructure to transport water away from the urban environment. one approach w
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
systems are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
up for work tomorrow. a one-day strike to demand higher pay is expected in more than 100 cities. workers average $9 an hour. 40 wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
-food workers will walk off the job on thursday. more than 100 cities are expected to take part. >> they want pay to rise to $15 an hour. >> police in mexico have recovered a stolen truck carries dangerous radio active material. in the back was cobalt-60 used in radiation treatment. no arrests have been made, but anyone who touches it could be exposed to radiation levels. >> for students at the university of california, santa barba have been afflicted with meningitis. they have recovered. they may be able to use a vaccine not yet approved in the u.s. those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton in new york. wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining u
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low wages. the fervor caught off and has spread to about 100 cities this thursday. their demand: an increase in pay to $15 an hour, what they call a living wage. amid growing attention to low wages, president obama addressed the nation with a renewed focus on income inequality. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 5:30am PST
which is embodied in them. there is daves tennis stadium. here it is, this was a tournament for inner-city youth. archery at golden gate park. our play grounds. here it is in use today. this is bernal heights park. you can still see the gutters they put in there. this is buena vista parks. this is quezar park. this is mount davidson. look out for the rock. this is on telegraph park. this is stern grove. this is a little known park above candle stick. here's my friend jake, standing by a wall. this was rosy play ground. they turned it into a park and it was also restored by wpa. i believe they torn down the house, which was unforgivable and the zoo is wpa. and here's the murals inside the mother's building. the marina sea walls and great aquatic park. the palace of fine arts. we wouldn't have and a little further in, lake merit, this pier. alva rado park and then, some of you my recognize this. the berkeley rose garden. did it have to be this beautiful. finally, i'm going to wrap up. san francisco is rich in the various kinds of arts projects. we have a fabulous collection of stuff here. th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
at the detroit institutes of art could be auctioned off to help get the city back on financial footing. this hearing has been going on for about an hour now. and the judge put together a 180-page report detailing his decision to declare the city bankrupt. as you can see behind me there are about 60-plus protesters that are opposed to this bankruptcy. they have been out here chanting, no justice, no peace, and no bankruptcy. and they have been doing this for the past four months. >> how many pensioners will be effected in the city of detroit based on these rulings? >> reporter: there will are about a little over 20,000 pensioners, as i mentioned, who depend on these checks. just the other day we interviewed a retiree every month he receives about $800 from the city, and right now he is terrified. it's unclear if the judge is going to make any decision on whether the pensions will be touched or not. but everybody is waiting around here with baited breath. >> what was the judge have to consider in order to allow the bankruptcy filing to continue? >> reporter: well, the judge made some pre
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30am PST
. the largest city in u.s. history declares bankruptcy. how to protect against credit card fraud and identity theft this holiday season. tips before you shop till to drop. "on the money" starts right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "on the money." now becky quick. >>> here is a look at what's making news as we head into a new week. some surprising strength in america's economy. the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low to 7%. data for the previous months were revised higher. all of that sent stocks up early after a five-day losing streak for the dow and the s&p 500. the news sent interest rates on the tenure treasury higher. the second reading of the gross domestic product as well. the gdp growing at a whooping 3.6%. new home sales surged in october. up 25%. that was the sharpest increase in over three decades. analysts expect sharp reviegss downward. auto sales were high as well. rising at the best pace in six month pps gm rose 13%. chrysler 16% and toyota 10%. all of those numbers were better than expected. >>> due to the strong jobs report an the gdp number
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am EST
thing. tesla could be back, david. >> off its highs but still off 193% this year. >> solar city, tesla, the three big printers, especially voxel jet, they are not bound by the four walls of the abstract canvas. those abstract paintings go for a lot of money. >> you love that damian hearse. you'll take it all day long. >> i had a printer rothko. >> what do i know? i'm not about modern art. >> what i am about is that opening bell and it's coming up. more "squawk on the street" after this. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. who found a magic seashell. it told him what was happening on the trading floor in real time. ♪ the shell brought him great fame. ♪ but then, one day, he noticed that everybody could have a magic seashell. [ indistinct talking ] [ male ann
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
pleases we remain very concerned about the need to add jut the city's debt. >> detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. the white house prepares to hard sell the affordable care act, again, and the family of allen gross fights to bring him home for cuba. detroit has officially become the largest city in u.s. history to enter bankruptcy. a federal judge has ruled that the motor city is eligible for protection under chapter nine of the bankruptcy code. the decision clears the way for the city to deal with billions of dollars in debt. but it will also have far reaching implications for its kress tors and pensioners. i have been in touch with legal experts that they thought this was is jut come, and they were right. now there is a goaling that we know where the city of detroit stands now let's move forward. and that was the point that they made during the press conference shortly after the judges ruling. we have a lot of work ahead of us, i would ask our creditors none of which filed objection to our eligibility, but equally our labor partners top to come forward with us and take th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
tribute to this giant. >>> coming up new york city mayor elect picks a new york police commissioner. bill braton. why did a man who campain against stop and frisk appoint a man who was a proponent. >>> antonio wha what is it likeo live on minimum wage in the most expensive city in the u.s.? i talked to some fast food employees in new york city. we'll tell you more coming up. >>> what do you think, tell us on "consider this" and google and facebook pages. >>> the man referred to by many as americas' top cop is on his way back to the nypd a after almost 120 years. 20 years. bill braton helped change a city crippled by violence. how does the father of modern aggressive policing get a job from a mayor who campain against stop and frisk. joining us is lou columbo, he runs a protection agency and a long time friend of incoming nypd commissioner bill braton. good to have you here. he was the police commissioner for the first decade of this centrery and he greatly expanded it's use. it's the most basic fundmental tool of america policing we cannot function without it. why would a mayor who is aga
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. detroit is bankrupt. >>> a judge made it official today. current bills will be paid but pensions are due to be cut. a new look at the death of yasser arafat. experts say the palestinian leader was not poisoned. and the moment that divers found a shipwreck survivor right after the tugboat sank. it is, indeed, a momentous day. that is how a federal judge ended the hearing announcing that detroit is available t bece a bankrupt city. it is $18 billion in debt but not without potentially hurting pensioners. we're in detroit, diane, the big question now is moving forward how long does this whole process take? >> we're likely to see a reorganization plan in a month or so. but it is likely to be met with opposition from current municipal employees. >> reporter: the judge gave detroit state appointed emergency manager to file bankruptcy. outside the courts were protesters. >> services, pensions will be on the chopping block, our art institutes the water. >> it may be the only way to b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the fa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
has officially become the largest city in the u.s. to go bankrupt. a federal judge cleared the way for officials to deal with $20 billion in debt. pensions of city workers and retirees could be on the chopping block. that possibility sparks protests. >>> federal investigators say it's too soon to say what caused the derailment in new york. a union official said the engineer was nodding off before the train lost control at 89 miles per hour. four people died, 60 were injured in the crash. vice president joe biden has arrived in beijing. he's meeting with leaders with the territorial dispute in japan. the fighting is heating up. tokyo on tuesday, joe biden emphasised u.s. support for japan. >> there are more protesters in the capital of kiev ukraine. demonstrators are demanding that the government step down. they are angry at the president rejecting closer ties. sneeze are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. you can always get the latest news on aljazeera.com. see you back here tomorrow night. need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
education is the key to life. >> i want them to go to school. >> it's a challenge in a city where 60% of public schoolchildren are not learning at grade level. >> it's one of the worst school systems in the state. how many generations of children do you disserve before you say, "let's try something different." lionel rainey is pushing for a different plan for better schools. by breaking away from baton rouge, and starting a new city. the city of st george would encompass an unincorporated area home to a fifth of the residents, it would control and run schools with its own tax residence. >> it's not about starting a city, it's about education. >> it's about 100% total about education. we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area >> critics say st george would take more than accountability. the break-up could cost the city at large $53 million - 20% of its budget and would segregate the city. baton rouge is majority black. st george would be a majority white at a 3:1 ratio. >> now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of t
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
light and life and light in the city and the lights and the lifestyle. what is your perception of the connection between the two in each finger. why anyone thinks that it's yes i think our own server. those revenues. cp world so that he did concede that the bowman of the cd original building course the two small parts on at the same time. we can go the lights he has become sort of offence that night p and without consciously on being aware of the key tells of the night you could die and ict you know i can eat own we believe that life has a great impact on both our individual level and is about as the society of the next and so on. we hope to. on the awareness of mike tindall and my weekend we have better living and i'm inside them ok and the people would start the program today for example what happened number of very skilled technicians who would try to fix the light in our studio in sydney today you a night when we appear on the hill that they would know that better than we actually are. and the oatmeal the same kind of concept applies in delight and two other you know every
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
for a national strike. >>> tonight, crews are working to clear the scene of a train crash in new york city that de-railed on its way to manhattan. at least four people are dead, 63 more hurt of those, at least 11 are in critical condition tonight. al jazeera kimberly dukehardt has the latest from the bronx. >> fire fighters, police and the ntsb could not working through the night, checking the tracks, the actual train cars, mechanical equipment, communication equipment, to try to figure out what went horrible wrong. the holiday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this suburban commuter train in northern new york city. the crash happened early sunday morning. >> incidentally, we have reco recovered the event recorder and downloaded the data off of the locomotive. we haven't had a chance to analyze it or verify it at this point. >> officials say the train was carrying about 150 passengers and heading to new york's granted central terminal. >> there was screaming and people trying out to god and asking for their families. it was pretty gruesome. >> it de-railed on a curved s
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
is looking to save the city money but it may cost some workers their jobs. as our len ramirez reports, street sweepers are getting the word their jobs may be outsourced, right at their busiest time of year. >> reporter: street sweepers in palo alto are like turkeys and football players. it wouldn't be fall without them. >> these people have been here years and years. they have experience. they know their jobs. they take pride in their jobs. >> reporter: and in a leafy city like palo alto, it is a big job. take a look at the size of those piles of leaves swept up from the streets and gutters of just a few city blocks. a crew of seven city workers has been doing this job for decades, but that may be about to change. the city is considering outsourcing street sweeping to private contractors to save money. >> seven employees will lose their positions in the city and they will hire contractors to do the functions that the employees currently do. >> we are sensitive to the fact that these are employees, it's their positions, and so what we're trying to do is our due diligence in terms of whether th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
at today's top stories. detroit has become the largest u.s. city to ever enter bankcy. the city's $18 billion debt could include cutting pensions. >>> results of drug and alcohol tests on the train operator of the train that went offel rails came in negative. >> an american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was setting up internet on the island and the government felt it was to undermine the government. >>> 85-year-old merrill newman has been detained in north korea since october. those are your headlines stori stories. >> what difference will two or three additional dollars per hour make in the life of low-wage americans and their times and the economy as a whole? the debate surrounding raising the minimum wage is the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the wheels of the american economy turned with the labor of low wage workers across this country. the dishwashers, retail sales people and healthcare providers who toil at the federal minimum wage haven't seen a pay raise in four years and efforts in congress to find one have stagnated. cities, states,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. president bush addressed the growing gap of income between rich ander. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> and this session of congress is set to go down in history as the least productive. 911 audio tapes reveal calmness from police dispatchers on the day from the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $5
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> in 1990, nelson mandela visited new york city. thousands gathered in harlem to hear him speak. jonathan martin is there to tell us about that and what the scene is like tonight. >> a lot of people remember it like it was yesterday, they remember the day in 1990 when the new york city mayor invited nelson mandela to the city. one of the first places he stopped was in harlem. there was a lot of anticipation, excitement, thousands of people came. earlier tonight the apollo theatre had a mark key lit up. the lights went out. it said, "in memory of nelson mandela we remember and love you." a lot of people remember when he came in 1990 it was a big part of the visit. it said welcome home mr and mrs nelson mandela. one of the people who remembered that was the historian, mr billy mitchell. we talked about what that day was like in his memory. >> he was fully aware that all the people from civil rights fighters and to have his preps here, it meant a lot to all of us coming up out of problems. we were going through housing, education, things that of nature. his presence made us feel good, that t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am EST
city. four people were killed and dozens injured when the train went off the rails on a sharp curve. >> thousands of demonstrators are camped out in key ive a day after demonstrations took a terrible turn. >> the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoothly. now it faces a new test - a rush to sign up before this month's deadline. >> blast off - china's first mission to the moon. the jade rabbit gets ready to explore. >> welcome to al jazeera america. thank you so much for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. >> crews are working to clear the scene of a fatal train derailment in new york city. a southbound commuter train went off the tracks in the bronx as it headed into manhattan. at least four are dead. 63 more were injured much had those 11 are in critical continue. al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt has more from the bronx. >> firefighters, police, crews and the m.t.s.b. continue to work through the night, checking the tracks, cars, mechanical equipment, to try to figure out what went wrong. >> the halliday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on boa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
. the commuter train that derailed sunday in new york city was going nearly three times faster than the limit. that's the finding of federal investigators looking that the crash that killed 40 passengers. the train was going 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 miles per hour curve. >> the question remains was this caused by operator error or a mechanical mistake on the tracks, or was there an issue with the brakes. from the nsc today, speed was a factor. that was reported by passengers and witnesses. investigators with the national transport safety board now know that the commuter trail was going too fast as it approached the curve. >> the preliminary information - let me emphasis it's preliminary information - from the event recorders showed the train travelling at 82 miles per hour as it went into a 30 miles per hour. it's too early to know whether speeding was caused by an operational or mechanic call error. >> we don't know whether the brakes went to zero appreciature because of a valve or brake pressure. six seconds before stop there was a power setting. >> all of the passengers and crew
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:30pm EST
to the city. stage add boycott known as the quiet riot, and natasha joins us live from miami beach with more on that. john, some people consider is this a very dark chapter, not only in the history of miami beach, and miami, but the entire south florida region. that's because half a dozen leaders on top of the governor snubbed him. now, you have to remember on a night like tonight, what their thoughts were more than 20 years later. we would have loved to interview them, but they refused to speak with us. we did speak with a prom minute liter. who put an end to what he calls the nonsenses. the city of miami beach gave the key to the city to a movie character called robo cop, but that year refused to give a key to the city to one of the most inspiring leaders in world history. when i became mayor, the whole thing seemed juvenile to me, that they refused to issue a proclamation, which they gave to the borner bartender they opened up the new store. >> but six area mayors and the governor denounced the leader after he thanked cuban president fidel castro, the libbuation organization and libyan pr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
of high-end retail in one of this city's wealthiest districts. what we found today is a lot of people who work in this very wealthy neighborhood, as you might expect, live in a very different world. >> alan joining us from south africa. thank you very much. >>> france said it will start disarming fighters in central african republic. they're voting to send troops to the country to restore stability, today we're hearing about the arrest of a senior rebel commander. >> reporter: if we're hearing from eyewitnesses here in the city that a leader has been arrested by the french, he is a top seleka commander very close to the president here. he was viewed as someone who might take over in it came down to it. he is feared by many in the city. he was interior minister at one point. there is even speculation that he ran a secret prison in the city, and with arrests of those who were loyal to the former president. so big news, and it may potentially have an impact on french operations here at the moment. which they're carrying out, disarming people in the streets of this city basically stopping all
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
favor of bankruptcy, the next question becomes what happens to the city retirees clinging to those benefits? and the president is pushing this hour for a higher minimum wage. the congressman to talk about that. by your gifts online, paying tax, others don't, supreme court doesn't want to get in the middle of it. judge andrew napolitano has no problem getting in the middle of that. and then, consolidating your wallet into just one card. the high-tech idea could be the way we shop in the future. it is all coming up along with dagen mcdowell on "markets now." dagen: giddyup. changing out of the shirt you had done earlier and now you look more businesslike. connell: i will take that as a complement on both sides. i have no other choice but to check the market and talk to the judge. dagen: we have to hit your slender. we have gains on the market right now despite the better-than-expected numbers from adp, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: you mentioned adp, which was better. we also got new hom home sales numbers better than expected, we are seeing the market wit
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
and why they're under increasing pressure in states and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possibility that that nest egg that you've been counting on is going to be reduced as a result of pension r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
strike and tells the prime minister she must resign. >> tonight rescuers in new york city are uprighting toppled train cars, searching for more victims in the deadly train crash. the train derailed in the bronx on the way to manhattan. at least four are dead. there are 63 confirmed injuries. 11 are listed in critical condition. >> al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt is live at the scene. what is the latest on the investigation? >> tonight, on this very chilly night, firefighters, police, crews and the mtsb are combing through every part of the scene down there right now, looking at the tracks, the mechanical equipment, the communication equipment to try to figure out what went horribly wrong. >> the holiday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this train. it happened early sunday morning. >> we have recovered the event recorder of the cab car. we downloaded the data off the loko motive. we have not had a chance to analyse it at this point. >> the train was carrying about 150 passengers, heading to new york's grand central station. >> the injuries are consistent with broken bon
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
saying essentially the came thing. they were able to get in very high profile areas in the city, but he said the fight is not over. and in some respect it will kick back in again after the king's birthday on thursday. >>> reports from north korea suggests that the leader has sacked an important power broker. gerald tan reports that it has government officials in south korea wondering how this could effect the future leadership. i'm sorry, we seem to have loss that report, we'll get back to it as soon as we can -- time now to cross to london for the news from europe. let's join lauren taylor. >>> thank you very much. starting with events in ukraine where the opposition has tried but failed to force a vote of no confidence. but the prime minister has apologized by some of the violence by riot police. demonstrators keep up the pressure on the government. our correspondent is in independence square. rory over to you. >> reporter: in the end, lauren, it wasn't even very close, the opposition are a minority in the european parliament. they needed to push through a boundary of 225 votes to get
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
york mayor-elect bill deblasio appointed former new york city police commissioner, william bratton. he served during the giuliani administration during the mid 1990s but he was fired. liz: ford unveiled the new version of eye coon nick mustang, it will go on sale at the 50th anniversary of the launch of iconic mustang. time fore"after the bell." david: i have should mention by the way the floorboard of the '67 mustang that chris noth had was not there. it rusted out. we were looking at road beneath our feet. what you do in college, crazy stuff. we have lee munson, portfolio manager, chief investment officer will explain why he doesn't think the fed will taper soon no matter how strong the economic data. we have tim mullen in the pits. tim i want to start with you. the looks like the market is ready for a good jobs report, perhaps, as a result earlier tapering than we thought, correct. >> that is the thought in the market action but when you look at bond market and the way the selloff ended i think there is hesitation. if we get a jobs number there is no certainty fed will stop anytime
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
. the wildcard, aviation nation. you've got to write -- fight for your right to keep your miles. and in the city, the smog solution. you actually have a building that eats pollution for lunch. and move over. someone else is coming into boston. the fans are not happy. but kick it off with the tale of two cartels. using the word cartel often conjures images of colombian drug warts and machine guns. -- drug lords and machine guns. merriam-webster defines a cartel as "a group of businesses that agree to fix prices so they will all make more money." that sounds illegal to me. and that is exactly why the hammer was dropped on six banks. deutsche bank, royal bank of scotland, jpmorgan citigroup -- jp morgan, citigroup, and rbs. these are rates that banks charge each other tomorrow. >> what is shocking about the scandals is not just the manipulation of benchmarks, though it a serious infringement, but also cartels between a number of financial players. we want to send a clear message that the commission is determined to sanction these cartels in the financial sectors . enforcing competition rules will
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
judge green lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high levels of the chemical in his body. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas draiton, good to have you with us. we are learning about the man at the controls when a speeding commuter train derailed in new york city, killing four and injuring dozens more. the engineer was in a daze at the time. lisa stark has more on the investigation. >> the national transportation safety board wouldn't say what condition the engineer may have been in prior to the tragedy, but found no indications of mechanic call problems. the brakes on the train, that barrelled along at 80 miles per hour, the breaks were tested before the run began, and worked fine at all the stops before the accident. here is board member earl weener. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brakes were not functioning. >> rockerfe
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2013 1:30am EST
of billions of dollars state and city bonds issue every year to build inf infrastructure. >> very good point. >> you didn't bring up the fact that we've been talking about an infrastructure prices for the last 30 years. >> yes, i did, you just saw a clip of the interview. i think you're very judgmental. that certainly came up. >> you're all out of your mind. the federal gas tax -- let's talk about one tax. the federal gas tax. it goes to the highway trust fund. it hasn't gone up in 20 years. but the cost of road repair and road construction has gone up 55%. >> you don't think a lot more people would drive? >> i think that the gas tax -- >> you think just because it hasn't been touched for 20 years -- >> it is declining revenue source because our cars are more fuel efficient -- >> what about -- >> that's not what we're talking about, we're talking about e thing -- >> no, no, no, that's part of it -- >> you need more money, you have other resource, why to you need more money? >> you do need more because since 2008, the general fund has contributed $41 billion to the federal highway trust fund.
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
train that derailed in new york city sunday morning killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others. they said that the brakes had been tested before and during the train's run. yet to be answered is why the train was going nearly three times the speed limit. it's coming down to the actions of the engineer and jeff pegues, our transportation correspondent has the latest. jeff? >> reporter: scott, in addition to that information about the brakes, the n.t.s.b. revealed late today that there was no sign that any of the crew members-- including the engineer-- had used alcohol. this is n.t.s.b. board member earle wainer earlier today. >> reporter: increasingly, the focus of the investigation appears to be human error. sources say that william rockefeller, jr., the engineer, told first responders on sunday that before the train went off the tracks he began to "daze, thinking about nothing particular." then as the train derailed he applied the emergency brakes. the n.t.s.b. said rockefeller had switched from a night shift to a day shift two weeks before the crash. he reported to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
city makes history for the wrong reasons. the grim news and steps to save detroit from the grim. >> biden in beijing. the vice president in china for a crucial visit. >> image is everything. this is not a photograph of morgan freeman. what it is is simply extraordinary. >> you are looking at live pictures of air force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the b
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
in new york city, living in other places across the country, nobody likes to see local hospitals shuttered. it's actually a very emotional thing for a community for a hospital to close its doors. i think that has a profound impact, actually, in terms of this ideological stance that republican governors have taken. >> this is going to sound bloodless to me but a what we're setting up is an expert where the politics of supporting obama care and the ideological tension on the right, whether you should tax wealthy people to finance, subsidize poor people is going to come into conflict with constituent issues. should we be shuttering that don't help, trauma victims and so on. i can't imagine that the firewall is set at 24 states that refuse expansion. some of them are going to crumble. you definitely could see this kind of system that extends in perpetuity where a lot of places just kind of leave these 5 million people and others in the lurch. >> doctor, one last one before we go. when a hospital loses funding, cut back services, shut their doors, do people who go to the hospital, is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car feet away from the hudson river. it happened along a curved section of the track and trying to figure out the excessive speed played a role. an al jazeera's john is here live from the bronx, john? >> morgan good morning. the hudson line of metro north railroad is one of the busiest commuter rail routes in the world. 2
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
city system have invested in infrastructure. the california systems have done the same thing. we've also done we training or the trade to the jobs of tomorrow, and we've also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. so there's a lot of things you could do with this patient capital in terms of really helping reinvention the infrastructure. >> we're going to go next to sean higgins and then david. >> one of the issues that's come up in the detroit bankruptcy is that cities are museum, its collection is to -- something advocated sound is off to cover the city's debt. i was wondering as an educated if you support that or oppose it? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. it was done in a much more come it was done with a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators and the city. and, frankly, frankly our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things, amounting to roughly about 10%. and they've actually no
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
. washington said i know when they are coming back to new york. so they come back to new york city and he says you can't face them. you can' can to be can't beat td so he has to use espionage and the guerrilla warfare. he has to be smarter bandanna. so it's only logical that we bring it to he needs a spy force, he needs his own cia and then you find out that he has a huge espionage background. he is noted from the french and indian war. to brush up on those skills so he tells the others this is what we are going to need to do. we need to find these people to help me out. >> host: to fill in the background tell us briefly what he did in the french and indian war. >> guest: i know that he was an officer where he had a chance to work with the french and find out what were they thinking here and there. he was able to pick up working with the british and they also made mistakes. he was a aggressive as a colonel at that point and he learned from that. that is another thing which i found fantastic about george washington who was on the side of a mountain. you would think no mistakes, he owned up to i
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
clinic set to open tomorrow in redwood city. about 1600 people have signed a petition against it. some neighbors say they are against planned parenthood because of abortion and lower property values. the redwood city location will only provide medical abortions, not surgical ones. >>> there's a push to create a park in honor of a 13-year-old santa rosa boy shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy. sonoma county supervisors are set to meet tomorrow to talk about it. supporters of andy lopez have planted an oak tree near the spot where he was shot. he was carrying a plastic gun when deputy erick gelhaus shot and killed him in october. >>> a teenager set on fire because he was wearing a skirt returned to class today. luke "sasha" fleischman walked into maybeck high school three weeks after the incident. fleischman suffered burns on his legs and is still recovers. the 16-year-old boy who allegedly did it faces hate crime charges. >>> the palo alto war veteran detained in north korea for more than a month is said to be in good health. the swedish ambassador visited 85-year-old me
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
arafat's death as the french rule out poisons as the cause. a historic day in detroit, as the motor city becomes the largest municipality ever to enter bankruptcy. the decision clears the way for detroit to shed $18 billion in debt, but not without hurting residents, creditors and pensioners. she is in detroit, bc, what's been the reaction to this decision, a lot of people obviously impacted by this? >> yes, i can tell you that reaction for the most part has been micked. on one hand, you have these retireees who they know for the most part they were dreading this day, and they heard what they didn't want to hear. they were hearing that their pension could be reduced and on the other hand, i am hear alsoing from people who say okay, we realize we recognize and now it is confirmed that the city has a huge financial problem on its hands so maybe we can use this bankruptcy as an opportunity to start over. >> that's the big fear. our mentions may go on the chopping block, our water department may be sold off, and this is the fear. >> for me personally, and for most of the people in detroit. a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
an american teacher. it happened while the man was out runnin running in e eastern city. the imagine cut chemistry, no one has claimed responsible for the attack. six people are dead and several others wounded. was attacked on wednesday, suicide bombers and armed fighters attacked the compound. the gun battle with police, no group has said that it carried out the attack. >> now there are more syrians living in the jordanian province than jordanians. the influx is worrying resident that is say the refugee crieses is maiming them poorer and frustrated. >> the government says this is causing infrastructure to crumble, and that's significant funds are required to meet additional demand for services like water, sanitation, and electricity. >> the u.n. refugee agency and its partners are trying to mitigate the impact of the refugee crisis by funding clean up campaigns to improve sanitation here. an old bakery has been renovated with new equipment, to triple bread production and kate tore a larger population. they appreciate the help, but say jordanians need more support. >> all of these aid ag
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
the road all over the country saying he sensually if you have a pension and a municipal worker in your city declares bankruptcy it is not necessarily protect. kevin is the emergency manager who got everything he wanted in this judge's ruling but very somber when he came out to talk to reporters. >> we were very pleased, we remain very concerned about the need to improve the level of services for citizens and also prepare for the city to exit this receivership in a fashion that restores democracy. to the city. >> that is what a lot of people are concerned about, the democracy being restored. look at the pictures on the streets of the city, as soon as the ruling came trickling out people upset about it, specifically pensioners, retirees, union members, their attorney who represents them talked just after the ruling was shellshocked. >> this is a scary day because what the judge has done is set a state constitution specifically and expressly protects vested pension benefits can be taken away in bankruptcy and that is very scary. >> sharon levine asks me as you point out, it is a huge ruling an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
... >>> this is al-jazeera america, live from new york city. i am tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> it tells us what happened. it doesn't tell us why it happened. >> what happened is that the train that de-railed and killed four people in new york was going faster than it was supposed to. but figuring out why could take months. after two months offications, the federal government healthcare web sight appears to be working better but it's not working completely. that could mean more trouble. violent protests pit rich against pour. now, opposition leader threatening to overthrow thailand's government. >> 82 miles per hour. >> that's how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was going when it de-railed on sunday. four people died when the metro-north train jumped the tracks on, on a curve, dozens more were hurt. investigators now know how fast the train was going. they still don't know for sure why it de-railed. let's take you to jonathan martin. he is at the crash site in the bronx. jonathan? >> reporter: hey, tony. you know, investigators have said from t
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